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Emory University
State: Georgia
Positions: 6
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 247
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 45%

Applied, Received Interview:
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03873, Anonymous, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 243, AOA
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14229, Anonymous, Step 1: 261, Step 2: 259, AOA
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, Step 2: 264, AOA
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
03945, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 254, AOA
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
13911, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13912, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13913, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14227, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 270, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249

Interview Experiences
7-8 interview, tour, lunch
Very well organized. Multiple 12 minute interviews with 3 faculty per interview. All knew my application well and were very prepared with questions.
6 rapid fire 3:1 interviews, one of which is with the current PGY-2s. Very quick interview day; finished after lunch, no needless waiting around.
Very nice, efficient, organized, easy. The residents were the most enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, and forthcoming of all places I've been (>10), and they were happy. Interviews were very easy - six 10 minutes interviews, each with 3 people.
Excellent setup. 4 Short interviews with meaningful questions. Tour of Atlanta and facilities gave a great way of seeing the city.
All day interview on Saturday or Sunday (all applicants come over one weekend with dinner the night between) Interview day was divided into 2 sections: a round of rotating 6 or so 10 minute interviews with faculty (2-3 at a time), and a van/foot tour of t
efficient interview with 6x 3on1 interviews, done by lunch
6? interviews with 2-3 faculty at each interview, and one is a resident interview. Nice people, fairly rigid interview experience.
Great presentation, tour, and short series of rapid-fire 3-on-1 interviews.
Presentation early in the morning, then several (7?) 2 or 3 on 1 panel interviews, followed by a van tour.
Program Advantages
great reputation, good surgical number, wide variety of pathology, great fellowship placement, well known faculty
High clinical volume
Very strong clinical and surgical education. Good opportunities for research involvement. Majority of training in resident clinics at county and VA hospitals. Great relationship between faculty and residents.
Huge city, 1 program = lots of GREAT experience. Grads highly recruited. Great teaching and autonomy, inner city --> advanced path/trauma, busy VA, great surg including refractive, emphasis on finishing own surg cases, it's good to be busy in residency!
Excellent clinical and surgical training. Faculty are stellar.
Honestly the friendliest residents I met anywhere. Faculty seems really supportive, residents are very happy, great clinical experience, surgical numbers well above average. Very busy and diverse pathology
strong reputation, great fellowship match, strong well rounded clinical training
Pathology is incredible, lots of autonomy, great surgical numbers, great fellowship match, high competence after residency. Atlanta is a fun city.
Huge clinical volume, moderate surgical exposure, outstanding autonomy at Grady. Big names in program, particularly in Retina. Come out medical retina trained. Excellent program.
Great pathology, large faculty strong in all subspecialties
strong clinical training, strong retina dept, cutting-edge research
Program Disadvantages
hospitals are spread out, resident are busy so not much time for studying
Poor ancillary staff leads to significant inefficiency in clinic
Long hours. Not a lot of time to read. No built in research or elective time.
More of an advantage: Lectures Fri from 7-noon. Great program for hands on, patient-centered learning with less emphasis on book time (scores on standardized tests are superb).
none
Very busy and diverse pathology, can be a pretty hectic call
extremely long days, some residents seem tired, days typically start around 7:30 and can go as long as 8:30 pm, with several days even longer, average time of finishing is 6:30
Atlanta might not be for everyone, but otherwise this is a near-perfect program.
Residents may be some of the hardest worked in the country thanks to Grady. Long hours and may not get out of the program what you put in, in terms of surgical training.
busy call - 2 years primary. The county hospital is a bit of a drive and the residents are extremely busy there (work till 7pm). During my interview they discouraged my research interest.